Lisa Melville

Lisa Melville is a mum with a University of Waikato doctoral scholarship. She is working on a study on queer women creating families.

Aug 29, 2018

What two-mother families are doing about surnames

Discussions about family surnames in the media tend to ignore the fact that many queer families have been tackling the issue for far longer than most of their heterosexual counterparts.

Read on.

Aug 30, 2017

'Who's the dad?' and other things not to say to lesbian mums

Lisa Melville is a lesbian mother and PhD student at Waikato University where she looks at the decisions and experiences of lesbian mothers in Aotearoa New Zealand. Here she talks about what those experiences can look like.

Read on.

The Spinoff is made possible by the generous support of the following organisations.
Please help us by supporting them.